What Cheeses Me Off!!!!

Warby

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WCMO... people who won't stay in their own wheelhouse and insist on trying to "highlight" problems that don't exist, simply because they don't fully understand and won't listen when it's explained to them. It just creates unnecessary noise and uses up bandwidth.

*mutters and grumbles*
 

mikehzz

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WCMO... people who won't stay in their own wheelhouse and insist on trying to "highlight" problems that don't exist, simply because they don't fully understand and won't listen when it's explained to them. It just creates unnecessary noise and uses up bandwidth.

*mutters and grumbles*
I don't even understand any of that, but don't try and explain it because I don't want to listen....err, read in this case. :)
 

Colly18

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I’m finding the way we are handling Covid-19 in Australia is pretty much a case of 'burying our heads in the sand'.
It frustrates me that, despite some current concessions to health/saving lives, our society and politicians focus is pretty much, all on saving/growing the economy/jobs and as a result ongoing growing our population to prop up a high standard of living.
To me it is just a case of ‘same old, same old’ pre Covid-19 thinking and turning a blind eye to those same reasons we have the Covid-19 pandemic (over-population and 'it's all about me' thinking).
Clearly I’m just way out of touch with modern day thinking/values! Or are our politicians/leaders out of touch? Probably a bit of both!
I'd really like our politicians to start a conversation with voters about a sustainable population, care for the environment (our future) and the quality of life and type of society voters desire in Australia; along with what is a realistic standard of living in a post Covid-19 world,....rather than just assuming the post-Covid-19 future is all about jobs, population growth and the ongoing raising of our standard of living (however the powers at be define that!?)
 

mikehzz

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I’m finding the way we are handling Covid-19 in Australia is pretty much a case of 'burying our heads in the sand'.
It frustrates me that, despite some current concessions to health/saving lives, our society and politicians focus is pretty much, all on saving/growing the economy/jobs and as a result ongoing growing our population to prop up a high standard of living.
To me it is just a case of ‘same old, same old’ pre Covid-19 thinking and turning a blind eye to those same reasons we have the Covid-19 pandemic (over-population and 'it's all about me' thinking).
Clearly I’m just way out of touch with modern day thinking/values! Or are our politicians/leaders out of touch? Probably a bit of both!
I'd really like our politicians to start a conversation with voters about a sustainable population, care for the environment (our future) and the quality of life and type of society voters desire in Australia; along with what is a realistic standard of living in a post Covid-19 world,....rather than just assuming the post-Covid-19 future is all about jobs, population growth and the ongoing raising of our standard of living (however the powers at be define that!?)
There's a major flaw in your thought processes.....a large proportion of people are morons. :)
 

Colly18

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There's a major flaw in your thought processes.....a large proportion of people are morons. :)
I hadn't thought of that! :)
Actually I think it must be something in our genes/'hardwiring' akin to a mix of a Bowerbird (who collects a heap of useless stuff that just looks pretty and he doesn't care how he gets it) and a Wildebeest (who follows the herd in the Serengeti migrations across the Mara River, taking a chance he/she won't be one of those 'caught out').
 

03hilux

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There's a major flaw in your thought processes.....a large proportion of people are morons. :)

I disagree Mike. Its the minority that are morons, and it is those that have the loudest say. Remember it is 2020, the era of the egotistical
 

Warby

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Going through a re-organisation at work at the moment. Everyone waiting with baited breath to hear if they still have a job or not. Over the past several weeks I've been spoken to by several of the senior management team who have reassured me that I've been identified as a high performer, critical to the organisation, etc etc.

Got the call from the Head of my department yesterday at 12:20.. "Sorry to say, but there is no seat at the table for you at this stage. Your last day with the Company will be 30th September. Expect a call shortly though from this other manager to discuss some stuff."

12:30 I get a call from this other manager... "We are very impressed with everything you do and absolutely want you in the team. You're part of our long term plan and we have you penciled in as part of the management succession plan. Your role though is a little bit different from the rest of the re-org process, so is going up for CEO approval next week. We fully expect to keep you on the team though, don't worry"

So..... Instead of getting some degree of certainty and comfort regarding my job security through the re-org, or even getting some certainty that I've got an end date and can start planning for that... I'm still uncertain about my future here. The clock is officially ticking, since they have given me formal notice, but I can't really do anything about it... I like my job, I like my team and I like the Company, so I don't want to start looking for another job if this one is still there for me... but now I just really don't know where I stand anymore.

This sucks.

I've never been given notice before.. so that sucked, but I could deal with that (you can't do the work I do in the industry I do it in and not expect it to happen some day), but throwing the caveat on it that they have has kind of just made me feel flat about it all. I know it's not terrible news, definitely better news than the people who have been let go in no uncertain terms over the past couple of weeks, but it's just put me in limbo and to be honest I don't really know how to process it.

My current thinking is that I'll give it until the end of next week for the CEO approval to come through... then if that clock is still ticking, I'll polish the CV and start looking for something else.
 

Rusty Panels

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Going through a re-organisation at work at the moment. Everyone waiting with baited breath to hear if they still have a job or not. Over the past several weeks I've been spoken to by several of the senior management team who have reassured me that I've been identified as a high performer, critical to the organisation, etc etc.

Got the call from the Head of my department yesterday at 12:20.. "Sorry to say, but there is no seat at the table for you at this stage. Your last day with the Company will be 30th September. Expect a call shortly though from this other manager to discuss some stuff."

12:30 I get a call from this other manager... "We are very impressed with everything you do and absolutely want you in the team. You're part of our long term plan and we have you penciled in as part of the management succession plan. Your role though is a little bit different from the rest of the re-org process, so is going up for CEO approval next week. We fully expect to keep you on the team though, don't worry"

So..... Instead of getting some degree of certainty and comfort regarding my job security through the re-org, or even getting some certainty that I've got an end date and can start planning for that... I'm still uncertain about my future here. The clock is officially ticking, since they have given me formal notice, but I can't really do anything about it... I like my job, I like my team and I like the Company, so I don't want to start looking for another job if this one is still there for me... but now I just really don't know where I stand anymore.

This sucks.

I've never been given notice before.. so that sucked, but I could deal with that (you can't do the work I do in the industry I do it in and not expect it to happen some day), but throwing the caveat on it that they have has kind of just made me feel flat about it all. I know it's not terrible news, definitely better news than the people who have been let go in no uncertain terms over the past couple of weeks, but it's just put me in limbo and to be honest I don't really know how to process it.

My current thinking is that I'll give it until the end of next week for the CEO approval to come through... then if that clock is still ticking, I'll polish the CV and start looking for something else.
It's disgusting how these morons treat their employees and the way they dangle your life on a piece of string. I have absolutely no regard for these HR clowns who treat you like crap. I've had similar issues in the past as well. 13 years service with a major transport company was appointed as a Manager and after 5 years of hitting the targets they decided to re-organise. Had to apply for my own job and it was given to a fresh out of uni knucklehead who knew nothing about the business whatsoever. They ended up farming half his work to an assistant and the place is still running in the red. :mad:
Good luck and hope you find something.
 

discomatt

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The trick is to stay positive and take each day as it comes.
I am in a similar boat, had plenty of work , then no work, then a little work, then no work, then a 3 month contract, then stood down until Dan decides we can live life again. Lisa is also in the same boat so now we both have no work, no income and no date on when things will get any better.
Each day is a new day and one day closer to things getting better
 

Rusty Panels

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I can fully understand how businesses are feeling the pinch. It is not a good situation and will have some pretty long lasting effects on many people. All you can do is try and remain positive and maybe brush up on your skills with some of the free online courses that are going.
I'm guessing that the older employees are the one's who will probably be worse off in the long run. I lost my job just after turning 60 and nobody wanted to know me. I can tell you from experience that age discrimination is definitely alive and well. I'm ok though, no debts and the Missus has a pretty secure job.
I really feel for everyone who is being affected by the situation. It is very sad to see. :(
 

discomatt

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Another crap side is how wages are being pushed down, the only work I could secure saw me drop an considerable amount per year and paid the same as some young muppets that can't even read a cabling schematic or building plans.
Last week a kid I am working with, well not a kid he is in his late 20'searly 30's but vertually no experiance in the sector told me all the ceiling lay out was wrong, which it wasn't so I gave him 3 opportunities to double check how he was reading the plan to find his mistake, nup I had to point it out to him.
As I am getting older I can see I will be pushed out of the workforce unless I am willing to work for minimum wage which is a real concern
 
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dno67

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I was thinking of starting up a Male Escort Service that specialises in Off Road Encounters, so, if anybody's interested let me know! :)
Is that like a tag along tour, where the operators too lazy to get dressed. Haha
Good luck with, l recon fakebook would be the ideal platform to launch from. Iol
 

Rusty Panels

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Is that like a tag along tour, where the operators too lazy to get dressed. Haha
Good luck with, l recon fakebook would be the ideal platform to launch from. Iol
I'm just going to run the admin side of things. There's too many wrinkles in my suit! :rolleyes:
 

Rusty Panels

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I am totally disgusted at channel 7 for all the BS they continue to serve us and the total disregard they show to us all.

The News tonight headlined all sorts of crap regarding the corona virus and Donald DHead Trump etc. Then came the very sad story of the mum who lost a twin baby because the State and Federal Governments are totally incapable of formulating shit. And then at half time just briefly before the all important TOTAL CRAP sport rubbish they make a quick mention of the Melbourne storm (Not football for a change) that last night tragically cost the lives of 4 people.

What a load of crap!!!!

Where do your values lie? If you have any that is!

Then, as if we don't already have enough crap reality shows shoved down our throats they decide that the likes of convicted (and rightly so!) Schapelle Corby should be one of the morons in yet another crap reality show that like it or not you will be subjected to.

GOD I hate this place!!!!!
 
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